2017 political forecast: Top five things to watch

A new year awaits, but yesteryear will continue to haunt us

2016 was a tumultuous year, claiming the lives of beloved pop icons from David Bowie to Carrie Fischer, not to mention the defenestration of the Democratic Party from American high office at the hands of a madman, and further aggravation of existing environmental quandaries.

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Newest Trump appointment increases friction with China

Peter Navarro has history of demonizing the Asian power

No sooner did we speculate about a coming war with China than was Peter Navarro, China-antagonist extraordinaire, appointed to a trade post in the President-elect’s incoming administration.

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The coming war with China

Trump’s erratic antagonizing of Asia’s largest power threatens to spiral into conflict

For all of the puzzling things to emerge during the 2016 election cycle, the most enigmatic may well have been the popular perception that Hillary Clinton was more hawkish than Donald Trump and, hence, a greater threat to peace.

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COP 22 climate talks end on optimistic note despite Trump schism

Over 300 U.S. businesses remain committed to climate action

Climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco wrapped up yesterday with an affirmation among signatories of the landmark Paris climate agreement to commit to decarbonization of global economies.

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